[No, a] FAMILY. KHASSL SlfcTENG DlA&ECT. (DISTRICT, KHASI AND JlINTlA HlLLS.) SPECIMEN II. (U KM JMkhw, 1900.) I-wow kynmo ia u-kh'mi. What recollect of the-earthquake, Ha i4u i-por ba-kbai u-kh'mi, toh ha ka-sngi ka-ba lap ka-wi ka In that the-time arose the-earthquake, fell in the-day(on) ichich died one a bra, bei wa Inar haroli u-slap. Te nga dang la-wan tlep bru wot 6. womant and (on-}which fell also the-rain. And I was cnme bury person just I. Te katda k'jam te bang dinj 6 ha t'pai hapoh iung, te duh And because cold and warm fire I in hearth inside house, (hen only shibet donhi te mill wot 6 slia dhari. Te sniaw 6 ba kbih. little-time only and went-out just I to veranda. And felt I that rocking wer-wer kamwa kbih u-kh'mi. Te ab bha wofe 6 slightly as shaking (or trembling) an-ectrthquake. And listened well just 1 iniaw 6 da rap jongneb, mih wot o sba p'sbem. Te du wa felt I was more severe, went-out just I to front-of "home. And only that poi hi 6 ba p'shern, khih wot jongbeb-jongbeb. Ivatwa arrived only I in front~of~house, shook just severely-severely. Although io-luti u wi'ar, ileb sam kbih seeingthe-road (ie., expecting) to cease, nevertheless more-and-mora shook patban jotigbeb. Hei'te te da tein sib 6, te bar notwittitfavding, severely. Then then was afraid very-much /, and although tein ileb dang rab em hi i-wa io-luti ieģi-wow wiar u. Te afraid also there something wa* also the expectation for-to cease if. And mynda bap hi-eb i-kblib u atosbkhana, te ong 0, 'i-ni te da leb u-Blai when fell down the-top a chimney, then said J5 'thit then is doing God dajong sakniat; myntu te ym dam de u ngam.' with earnestness; now then not fail any-more to sink-down (the-world).' Katte te io-luti 6 sadu iei ba u ngam hi, By-thaMime then expected I only for that it wilMnk only, klukne sbapob te dep iam ne. wallowed-wholly inside then done for all. For a free translation, see under Khassi (Standard).